Fasten your seatbelts as Ireland accelerates to 5G

The ultra-fast, ultra-powerful network technology has finally arrived in five Irish cities, and it’s a game changer

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
18th August, 2019

The 5G race in Ireland is finally under way, with Vodafone turning on its network in five cities last week. Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford now all have access to the ludicrous speeds associated with the technology on Vodafone’s network, albeit with a couple of small but relevant conditions attached.

The obvious one is that users require 5G-enabled phones, meaning any models from pre-2019 are essentially out. In addition, the service is...

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